The quarterfinals of the Gothia Tipselit Trophy started during Thursday afternoon. The first quarterfinal was between Right to Dream and AIK FF.
Two good teams that came to meet already in the quarterfinals. Right to Dream, which went straight from the group play to quarter final and AIK who won the eighth finals earlier today against Helsingborgs IF.
It was Right to Dream that took over the match already from kick off and had several nice attacks at the start of the first half. The goal came after 13 played minutes from number 17, Eric Oteng. AIK fought and got into the game more and more. Finally they received an important receipt at the end of the first half, by number 8, Albin Linnér.
The second half was tough and it created nice scoring goals from both teams. But no goal was made and the decision would came from penalties.
Bilal Hussein in AIK tells us that when the 1-1 goal came, it was AIK who had the ball and the idea was to close the surfaces and the match.
– We did well until 60 minutes, then the penalties came. I told the guys that they would think of themselves and have a good self-confidence, Bilal says.
But right in the penalty area, Right to Dream was the better team. The African support on the stands could not be missed and the coach of Right to Dream was very pleased after the match.
– When we made the first goal, it seemed like we would get a second goal. But then AIK did a goal, which we did not expect, he says.
– We were lucky to get with us 1-1 after full time. Even though we had a lot of ball, AIK pressed well and had great chances.
Right to Dreams coach believes that there was a fair result after 60 minutes played and then when it goes to penalties, it’s more about luck than skill.
On the question if Right to Dream goes for gold, he replied:
– Time will tell.